The BUAV is active in many ways to try and get animals on the political agenda:
We regularly ask our supportive MPs to ask the Government questions on our behalf. This is an excellent way of getting information and keeping the issue high on the agenda.
The latest questions that MPs have asked for the BUAV can be seen here.
Early Day Motions, or EDMs, give MPs an opportunity to show their opinion about an issue. Other MPs then have the opportunity to sign up to the EDM so show that they agree with in. Our EDM about the Clean Up Cruelty campaign received an amazing 219 signatures and we have a new EDM that MPs can sign now. This is your chance to make a difference.
Debates take place in both the Commons and the Lords every day Parliament is meeting and can be on any subject. A Government Minister always has to respond to the debate. We provide supportive politicians with briefings and help write their speeches, to make sure animal experimentation in always on the agenda.
We regularly meet with MPs and their staff as well, as civil servants working in Government Departments, to explain face to face what changes we would like to see in their policies.
The BUAV attends all the major political Party Conferences to make sure our issues are discussed by politicians and party members.